Aspiring Heights Academy is a registered private school with the Florida Department of Education. If your child is enrolled in our Graduation Plan and meets our graduation requirements, your child can earn a Florida high school diploma from our school. Our school follows the general requirements for high school graduation as defined in Florida Statutes 1003.428 and 1003.429, except that we do not require FCAT or EOC assessments since there are no rules requiring regularly enrolled students of private schools to take these tests.
Students must pass the required courses, earn a minimum number of credits, and earn a minimum grade point average to earn a high school diploma from our school. We do not calculate grades or assign credits. We do not accept parent calculated grades or assigned credits for parent created curriculum or retail curriculum products except for grades and credits earned for extracurricular activities. With the exception of extracurricular activities, all courses, credits, and grades must be documented on official transcripts.
Graduation requirements vary based on the school year in which a student enters ninth grade. For specific course requirements, important information, and graduation program options, please see the applicable detailed graduation requirement table:
There are a variety of things to consider when choosing a graduation program, such as the educational benefits of each program, future goals, scholarship eligibility, and interests and abilities. As a home educator supervising and controlling all of your child's education, it is extremely important that you have an understanding of the different academic options and requirements. Here are a few helpful resources:
Florida Counseling for Future Education Handbook: This handbook is published by the Florida Department of Education and is updated annually. You'll find information about graduation options, college credit programs, financial aid, and more. Some of the information is specific to public schools and public school students, but you'll find a lot of great information and helpful links throughout.
Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs: (The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) State Programs) Learn about a variety of postsecondary educational state-funded grants and scholarships, find answers to common FAQs, and get links to helpful government resources.
FLVS Course Progression Recommendations: If you would like some guidance planning your child's high school course schedule, you may find the Florida Virtual School's middle school, high school, and high school math course progression recommendations helpful.